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Ashley Lewis

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Professor Andrew J. Lewis is a historian of early America who specializes in the history of science, cultural, and environmental history. He is the author of A Democracy of Facts: Natural History in the Early Republic (Penn, 2010) as well as articles and reviews in the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, and many others.


PhD, American Studies, Yale University
MPhil, American Studies, Yale University
MA, American Studies, Yale University

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Area of Expertise: Early America, including colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods; histories of religion, environment, and science

Additional Information: Andrew J. Lewis is the author of A Democracy of Facts: Natural History in the Early American Republic. He authored the chapter "Gathering for the Republic: Botany in Early Republican America," in Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004). Other publications include "Swallow Submersion and the Revolution in Natural History Practice" in The William and Mary Quarterly(October 2005) and "Nineteenth Century Scientific Opinion of Lewis and Clark" in The Shortest and Most Convenient Route of Communication: Lewis and Clark in Context, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (December 2005). In 2006, Lewis received American University's Mellon Faculty Development Grant.

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